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Lead Belly

Huddie William Ledbetter better known as stage name Lead Belly was an American folk and blues singer, musician and songwriter notable for his strong vocals, virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced. Though many releases credit him as "Leadbelly", he himself wrote it as "Lead Belly", which is also the spelling on his tombstone and the spelling used by the Lead Belly Foundation... Read More

Birth nameHuddie William Ledbetter
Also known asLead Belly, Leadbelly
BornJanuary 20, 1888
Mooringsport, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedDecember 6, 1949 (aged 61)
New York City
GenresCountry blues, folk, songster
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, accordion, piano, lap steel guitar
Years active1903–1949
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